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Kabul attack latest: 14 foreign nationals and four Afghans dead after Taliban assault on Intercontinental Hotel


Most of the foreigners worked for a private Afghan airline, says interior ministry   Fourteen foreign nationals and four Afghans were killed when the Taliban attacked Kabul‘s Intercontinental Hotel overnight on Saturday, Afghanistan’s interior ministry said. The number of casualties is expected to rise following a 13-hour siege that ended on ...

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Joy and hope in Liberia as Weah is sworn in


    MONROVIA: To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate ...

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Russian disinformation campaign has been ‘extremely successful’ in Europe, warns EU


Union says it has identified 3,500 examples of Russian mendacity An “orchestrated” propaganda campaign by the Russian government has been “extremely successful” at spreading disinformation throughout the European Union, the European Commission has warned. Julian King, the Commission’s security chief, said the EU had identified “3,500 examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation contradicting ...

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